Boston Local Meeting – April 27th

The ALSCW will hold its next Boston local meeting on April 27 at 5pm, at Boston University’s Editorial Institute. James O’Brien, a Ph.D. candidate at the Editorial Institute, will present his short film on Bob Dylan, “Long Ago Way: The Siggins Transcript.”

**UPDATE**

Now joining the conversation on Wednesday evening will be Scott Alarik. He will offer his thoughts on the film, and some contexts for the story it tells.

Boston Local Meeting: Dan Moran and Edmund Jorgensen

You are cordially invited to a local meeting of the ALSCW – the first of the spring 2011 semester.  Our meeting will be held at the Editorial Institute at Boston University, 143 Bay State Road, in the conference room / library on the first floor.  The Editorial Institute is a five-minute walk from Kenmore Square or a two-minute walk from the Blandford St. stop on the Green Line B. Following the lecture, there will be wine and discussion.

Wednesday 23 February, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Guest speakers Dan Moran and Edmund Jorgensen will be reading excerpts of their own works.

Literary Matters 3.4 Released

The latest issue of Literary Matters reflects on the ALSCW’s accomplishments at the end of 2010, and anticipates the new year with a new president and new staff.  The issue includes updates on recent member activity and accolades, as well as poems by Robert Gibb and Brent Joseph Wells, bios of the ALSCW interns, and the winning essays from our first annual secondary school essay contest.  There is a write up of the latest local meeting in Baton Rouge, where members celebrated the prevention of catastrophic funding cuts to the comparative literature program at LSU, thanks in part to the efforts of the ALSCW.  In the Neglected Authors column, Rosanna Warren champions the work of Byron Herbert Reece, a poet and novelist she calls “a casualty of modernism.”  Adelaide Russo remembers Brent Joseph Wells, and in the Portrait of a Donor column, President Greg Delanty presents a bio of novelist, translator, and donor Francis O’Neill.